The National Employment Programme (NEP) can be described as a great source of pride for Dominica, Minister for Employment Ian Douglas has said.
“The National Employment Programme (NEP) started off in 2013 and continues to be of tremendous pride to us in Dominica, for those who come to visit Dominica and even to those who come home on times like this, the Independence season,” Douglas said at a function recently.
He said that he has been speaking with Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, to get the youth on the island employed.
“I have been chatting with the Honorable Prime Minister to get the youth and the unemployed employed and working, to gain some experience so that they could be ready for the job market,” he stated.
Douglas stated that currently there are about 1,769 persons in various aspects of the National employment Programme (NEP) and they are all “gainfully employed in various areas.”
“You must have noticed a marked enhancement of the environment all over. Like the airports coming into Roseau, all the roadways are cleaned, the bushes are cut, the lawns on the side of the road are properly manicured in areas and flowers have been planted with the beautification teams put in place all over,” he said.
There have also been interns placed in the education sector to assist the students with learning, Douglas noted.
“Some interns have also been placed at some of the primary schools to help some of the slower children with tuition after school lessons,” he said.